Cabin fever…

Colin Hall
Colin Hall
Cabin fever has gone on too long
Time to write or sing a song.
Time to paint and make some color
Or a luncheon date with your favorite feller.
You know you want to 
cover up your head 
take hot chocolate back to your bed
Or go out on an adventure instead.
February has its ruse
But its purpose at the moment
Has escaped the muse. 
Time for baking some homemade bread
to eat with hot chocolate back to your bed.
TIme for a haircut or some new spring shoes
Time for a night of jazz and the blues.
Cause this white on white on white
Has gone on too long…
Time for some hyacinths in my living room
And dinner party when they bloom.
Time for day with just the girls
Dig out the wee black dress and a string of pearls.
Time for me to stop complaining
With all this snow…at least it’s not raining. 
Colin Hall
Colin Hall

 

Looking inward to the light

110276876Looking inward to the light

Do you see your beauty burning bright?

Do you see the miracle of your birth?

Do you see the  number of  re-birthing’s

till you found your worth?

Do you feel the majesty of the love

110276876Flowing out of you gently as a dove?

Do you see the kindness of your giving

Reaching across the ages of all your living?

Looking inward to the light

Do you see your beauty burning bright?

First Landmarks of Soul Travel ~ Harold Klemp ~ The Spiritual Exercieses of ECK

Harold Klemp ~ eckankar.org
Harold Klemp ~ eckankar.org

One way to leave the body via Soul Travel is to lie down after dinner when you are drowsy. Plan to nap for five minutes, and watch the process of falling asleep. If you try the exercise with your spouse, agree to meet outside the body a few minutes later. Then watch carefully as your mate steps free of the physical body and enters the spiritual one in a burst of radiant light.

One always goes out of the body when he falls asleep, but it is an unconscious act. In Soul Travel, the only difference is that we are trying to get out of the body in full awareness.

The moment Soul leaves the body, It finds Itself in a blue-grey zone near the Physical Plane. This zone is an approach to the Astral Plane. The sensation of moving from the Physical to the Astral body is like slipping through a large iris of mild wind currents; this iris is the Spiritual Eye. Soul enters this neutral zone of blue-grey tones in Its Astral form, a sheath which looks like a thousand sparkling stars.

This buffer zone, or corridor, between the Physical and lower Astral Planes resembles the underground silo of an enormous rocket that is perhaps two hundred feet in diameter and more than two thousand feet deep. The ceiling if this circular pocket is open and may display a brilliant canopy of white light, or you may see a night sky sprinkled with specks of twinkling stars. There may even be a pastoral scene by a river, whose waters murmur their pleasure at life.

Whatever scene is displayed in the opening of the vast ceiling, Soul is drawn toward it at a mighty speed. Most people begin to recall their dreams only after their departure from this launching zone between the two worlds, and after their arrival at a faraway destination on the Astral Plane.

—Sri Harold Klemp
The Spiritual Exercises of ECK

The Spiritual Exercises of ECK

By Harold Klemp

A how-to collection of 131 spiritual exercises for spiritual growth and upliftment.

Eckankar book: The Spiritual Exercises of ECK

Available at local and online bookstores and the Eckankar O

How do you learn about your beauty…?

Was it in the crowded room?

Or whilst visiting a lonely tomb?

Was it in your resilience?

Is it in your letting go?

Is it in the silence?

In the hours of solitude?

When and how did you find your beauty?

It shows in your gratitude!

Mine, I found in the still small voice…which said

I am always with you.  -Harold Klemp

In Its arms I rejoice.